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In Our Community

Art Van Furniture is a name synonymous with superior quality, service and customer satisfaction. And as with the company that bears his name, Mr. Art Van Elslander has a deep commitment not only to his customers and his 3600 employees, but to the community at large.

America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Furniture

A quarter century ago, America’s Thanksgiving Parade was on the verge of collapse. Art Van Elslander made a historic donation that saved the parade, one of Michigan’s most beloved traditions. Since then, Mr. Art Van Elslander, his children and grandchildren and many Art Van Furniture Associates have made it their tradition to walk in the parade. Mr. Van became the parade’s presenting sponsor in 2013, a great source of pride for the company’s entire team. Today, America’s Thanksgiving Parade is broadcast nationwide, and our special tradition is shared with millions of families across the U.S.

Collage from the Thanksgiving Parade
The Parade Company. Detroit, Michigan

Art Van Charity Challenge

Art Van Elslander and Cindy Crawford celebrate Art Van Furniture's 55th anniversary and announce the 7th Art Van Charity Challenge at the Shining Star Event at the Logan Square store in Chicago

Art Van Furniture is proud of its long-standing reputation for strong commitment to philanthropic involvement.

Because we receive hundreds of requests each year, our budget is carefully determined in order to maximize the benefit to those in need. In 2016, Art Van Furniture has concentrated its funds toward charities in the Art Van Charity Challenge through grants and bonus prizes. Due to existing pledges we are no longer accepting sponsorship or donation requests at this time.

Please know that we wish you great success in your efforts.

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Furniture Donation

Art Van Furniture dropping off Furniture to community members.

Working with the many charities and nonprofits we have built relationships with over the years, Art Van Furniture is proud to help distribute donated furniture to those in need.

Used Furniture Pickup
Are you replacing furniture in your home and would like to donate your used furnishings that are still in good condition? Below is a list of community organizations that can come and pick up your donation. Choose from the list below to contact the organization closest to you!

Area Organization Phone Number
Calhoun County Habitat for Humanity 269-441-1038
Bay City Area Do-All Material Assistance Center 989-894-0764
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity 810-766-9089
Holland Holland Rescue Mission Family Thrift Store 616-355-6221
Grand Rapids In the Image 616-456-6150
Grand Rapids Bethany Christian Services 616-224-7540
Greater Livingston County Love in the Name of Christ Furniture Ministry 810-494-4063
Jackson Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity ReStore 517-784-7640
Jackson St. Vincent de Paul - Thrift Store 517-783-2861
Jackson The Aware Shelter 517-783-2861
Kalamazoo/Portage Kalamazoo Deacons Conference 269-344-7333 ext 11
Kalamazoo/Portage YWCA 269-345-5595
Kalamazoo Residential Opportunities, Inc. 269-250-8234
Lansing St. Vincent de Paul - Thrift Store 517-484-5395 ext 10
Macomb County Furniture Bank 248-332-1300
Macomb County Habitat for Humanity 586-468-2360
Macomb County St. Vincent de Paul - Thrift Store 877-788-4623
Macomb County Salvation Army A.R.C. Thrift Store 866-448-3866
Muskegon Muskegon Rescue Mission 231-777-1808
Oakland County Furniture Bank 248-332-1300
Oakland County Grace Centers of Hope 855-435-7424
Oakland County Humble Design 248-243-7144
Oakland County St. Vincent de Paul - Thrift Store 877-788-4623
Port Huron St. Vincent de Paul - Thrift Store 877-788-4623
Saginaw Saginaw Rescue Mission 989-752-6051
Traverse City Father Fred Foundation 231-947-2055
Illinois The Community Shop 708-579-2425

Our Focus

Art Van Furniture impacts the
community in the following ways: